The highlander tribes in the northeast of Cambodia have lost their battle – even though there are Highlander Associations and diverse NGOs trying to do their best to protect them from land-grabbing.
“First comes the road, then goes the trees” – that’s what they say.
Big containers for rice wine
The way the baskets are woven shows which tribe people are from
Wild boar bones are kept as trophys
One of the last bow makers
Spirit house – it is important to give them a home
mountain rice is steamed, not cooked
Indian sales man travels to the far away villages to sell clothes
Grave guards of the Tampuan people
One of the last original houses
Old people are often left by themselves – this man only eats rice
Ghost catcher above an entrance
When animals are hunted, the family makes an offering with these selfmade straw animals – to keep the spirits alive
rice wine container with long bamboo straws
Left overs from the war: bullets. Now used as good luck charms